Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Six-year-old battles cancer with new proton therapy.
First-year Republican Illinois State Senator Suzanne "Suzi" Schmidt was involved in her second domestic dispute call in just over a month at the Lake Villa home she shares with her husband Monday. No arrests were made in either incident. Schmidt was the chairman of the Lake County board from 2000 to 2010. A car crash on Tuesday, in Skokie, has left more than 1,500 ComEd customers without power. The accident happened near Hamlin Avenue and Harvard Terrace. The utility poles were snapped in half upon impact. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before authorities could arrive. A 14-year-old girl who had been sleeping on a sofa in west suburban Maywood was killed early Tuesday when a car crashed into the apartment where she lived and …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Job hunters have tough task; Argonne expansion to bring 1,000-plus jobs.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale is responsible for a new law that goes after physicians and health care workers who are convicted of sexual and violent crimes. The law will strip the licenses of physicians and health care workers convicted of sexual and violent crimes. “I’m the father of two young daughters. It made my blood boil when I realized that convicted sex offenders were still potentially working as pediatricians, or given positions of trust working with disabled individuals or the elderly,” Dillard explained It's no easy feat, the business of finding someone a job. Doubly so in a bad economy. Yet North Shore staffing agencies are tackling that difficult task: Connect the too large pool of candidates with the too few job …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: River Casino reviews; Will today’s heat make history?
A Lake Forest High School student was fatally struck by a tree Monday while camping in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming. Elizabeth Burns, 16, would have been a junior. Memories of the teen are being posted on the Lake Forest Patch Facebook page. Will this week's extreme heat be one for the history books? High temperatures coupled with humidity could tip heat indexes over 105 degrees at times Wednesday through Friday — a marker that has only been recorded 31 times over the past 20 years in the Chicago area. Lake in the Hills Patch reports on the history of high heat indexes. Thousands of ComEd customers were without power in the Glenbard region during Tuesday’s extreme heat. The Glen Ellyn Patch reports that the outage was due to …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Gasoline generators are freezer-savers when ComEd's service gets blown away, but do the raccoons get any sleep?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
No power means no market today July 13.
Farmers Market is cancelled today, July 13, due to the recent power outages in Grayslake from Monday's storms. The leaders of the Farmers Market issued a statement saying, "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing everybody next week on July 20."
The Lake County Health Department offers tips for those without electricity, and shares which two health department facilities are still without power.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Still waiting for power to come back on? Here are five safety tips to keep in mind from the Lake County Health Department: 1. A freezer that is half-full will hold food safely for up to 24 hours. A full freezer will hold food safely for 48 hours. However, two days have passed since Monday’s storm. This means that any food you still have in your refrigerator or freezer (that has been without power) most likely should be thrown out. The rule is that frozen foods need to be below zero in temperature and refrigerated foods need to be below 40 degrees. It is not worth it to take a chance and eat something that can make you sick. Don’t try to determine whether food is edible by its smell. The things in food that can make you sick you can’t smell…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
More than 350,000 ComEd customers remained without power on Tuesday morning after the strong storms July 11.
ComEd has been working around the clock to restore power to Chicagoland residents who are still in the dark after the July 11 storms. By Tuesday morning, the company had restored power to nearly 400,000 customers; 367,000 were still without electricity this morning. A ComEd spokesperson said they are working diligently to get the problem fixed, but it could take days before everyone's power is back on. "We do have 900 crews in the field, and that includes assistance from other utility crews from Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and southern Illinois," the spokesperson said.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Chicagoland news you’ll want to talk about including most bizarre crimes and legendary comedian Don Rickles coming to St. Charles.
Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Chicago region, leaving downed trees, power outages and delaying commuters. A storm timeline in Lake Zurich Patch shows the storms started rolling through the McHenry area with 80 mph winds at about 7:30 a.m. The Skokie Patch reported major delays in CTA train lines due to the severe weather. The Metra Northwest line halted inbound and outbound trains north of Barrington to Harvard and McHenry before 8 a.m., reported Lake in the Hills Patch Thousands were without power this morning. In total, 615,000 of ComEd's Chicagoland customers were facing power outages Monday morning, according to the Algonquin Patch. The northern region was hardest hit. Addicted to the crime blotter? Oak Park-River Forest …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Northern Region was the hardest hit by power outages, and 15,000 homes are still in the dark.
ComEd has restored power for 394,000 homes across Illinois as of Friday afternoon, but 19,000 homes are still without power, according to a Commonwealth Edison spokesperson. The company says the Northern Region has been most specifically impacted by the power outage, with 15,000 homes still in the dark. Power is expected to be restored in most areas by midnight on June 24, but there will be isolated outages that will go on until June 25, according to ComEd. Related Topics: ComEd and Power Outage
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of ComEd customers still without powers and tree branches litter roads throughout the suburbs.
The northern suburbs are still reeling from the atermath of the severe storms that came through the area Tuesday night. Commonwealth Edison crews are out in full force working to restore power. Trees are still down throughout the area, although most major arteries have been cleared of debris. As of 10 a.m. June 22, 182,000 customers in the Northern suburbs were out of power. Since 6 a.m. June 22, ComEd has restored power to 20,000 people across the area. A spokesperson for the company said the power restoration efforts could take several days because of the severity of the damage. In Buffalo Grove, the Chevy Chase neighborhood near Milwaukee Avenue and Lake-Cook Road was hit the hardest, Rick Kuhl, deputy director of public works. Seven …